If you’re already a member of the Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s attempts to create Netflix for gaming, you know how crazy the deal is. Along with Project xCloud, it is a pillar of Microsoft̵7;s next-generation philosophy for gaming.
The service has more than 100 games, more are added every month. And it’s not just about quantity. There are dozens of great titles, both AAA and indie, for which you can delve into $ 9.99 a month (or $ 14.99 if you getthat allows you to select games that play on your PC).
If you are new to the service or want to join you, here are ten games at once.
Doom Eternal is one of the new Xbox Game Pass games, which appeared on the service on October 1. This is a sequel to Doom 2016, a reboot of the classic shooter franchise. This includes platforming and killing many, many (and many) demons. The game was well received after its release in March, receiving 8/10 from our fellow GameSpot.
Gears 5 Ultimate
Gears 5 Ultimate is one of the crown jewels of the Xbox Game Pass. Blockbuster 2019 is one of the biggest first-class games on Xbox One, and the very fact that the games are similar to Game Pass, shows how seriously Microsoft invests in this service. It is available on both Xbox One and PC.
Age of Empires II final edition
Age of Empires II is a comfortable food for games. The final release of this iconic PC game, launched last November on both Xbox One and PC, has increased the game to 4K and added new campaigns, and you can play on both platforms via Game Pass.
Ori and the will of the sages
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a wonderful game from Moon Studios, which is a sequel to the 2015 film Ori and the Blind Forest. An intimate platformer and adventure game, it’s like a mix between Metroid, Castlevania and Rayman. It has received much praise since its release in 2017, and partner site CNET GameSpot called it a “wonderful synthesis of elegant design and beautiful moments.”
Forza Horizon 4
As for non-first-person shooters, Forza is probably Microsoft’s largest and best exclusive franchise. Forza Horizon 4 takes place in a UK-based world and has received huge recognition since its release in 2018. It will soon be joined by Forza Motorsport 7, in which you race on the track, not on the open road. This title hits Game Pass on October 8th
If you’re tired of big budget first-person shooters, let Dead Space run. This is a beautiful, colorful action platformer in the style of Metroidvania, which was released in 2018, approved by critics. It continues to be a cult favorite, and it’s well worth downloading if you haven’t played it yet (and even if it has). It can be played on both Xbox and PC via Game Pass Ultimate.
Speaking of creative games, The Outer Worlds is an RPG from Obsidian, the Fallout New Vegas gang, and it’s a winner. This is happening in an alternate universe, where Theodore Roosevelt did not regulate large American firms in the early 20th century, which led to them … apparently colonizing the galaxy. So, essentially, this is Fallout in space. Game Pass Ultimate users can play it on both PC and Xbox.
Destiny 2 is an extremely popular shooter designed by Bungie, the gang that brought you the original Halo. This is not new, because, having hit the Xbox One in 2017, now is the perfect time to move – or return – to Destiny 2. November.
Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller that was first released for PC, Mac and Xbox One in 2016, and has since been ported to iOS and Android, among other platforms. It will take you less than five hours to beat, but it is an unforgettable tale worth reliving.
Halo: Master Chief Collection
Master Chief Collection is a remastered package that includes Halo 1, 2 and 3, ODST, Rach and Halo 4. Yes, that’s a lot of Halo. After the release, the game was criticized for poor multiplayer online software and technical glitches, but since then the patches have fixed these problems. This is a great way to prepare for next year’s Halo: Infinite.
Wasteland 3 is an isometric RPG. This description doesn’t really make it fair in any sense, as this post-apocalyptic game is filled with a wonderful mix of suspense, whimsy and charm. It is located in Colorado in the 22nd century and includes both clown psychologists and a cult dedicated to Ronald Reagan. What else do you need?
What’s left of Edith Finch
This is the perfect game for a service like Game Pass. What’s left of Edith Finch is a two-hour headline that you’ll finish in one go. It’s hard to describe the gameplay in a way that is fair, so I’ll just say it’s a haunting study of the Finch family history. Play.